This is the softest play dough you’ll ever make and the best bit – no cooking on the stove.


  • 1/2 cup shaving cream
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 2 drops food colouring


  1. Mix together equal parts shaving cream and corn starch in a bowl.
  2. Roll out on to a clean board then knead it until it starts to form dough.
  3. Add a few drops of food colouring to colour it, then knead some more.

Notes... Add more cornflour if the mixture is too wet. Add more shaving cream if the mixture is too dry.

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    • 17 Jun 2016
      8:16 pm

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  • Definitely trying this with my boys.


  • Will try this!


  • We have just tried this and it’s great and easy to make especially as we had all the ingredients in the house
    Thanks for the great craft idea


  • Thank you i was trying to find a safe dough recipe for fun finger play and this one is great and easy to make!


  • Oh we have been looking for this recipe, my children are obsessed. Thanks for sharing.


  • We made this for holidays and kids love it. Food colouring and made hours of fun :)


  • How cool is this! Shaving cream of all things, who would have thought?!


  • I like the name you gave it…. cloud play dough!


  • So simple, and so little ingredients. Would smell lovely too


  • Wow so little ingredients and looks awesome

    • Soft play dough, would be great for texture with the kids fingers

      • It was sadly disappointing. Too dry going by the recipe listed. Needs heaps more shaving cream for this amount of cornflour and dried out really quick


  • I made this recently. The ratio of shaving cream to corn flour is way off. I had to add a lot more shaving cream for this amount of cornflour to get a pliable dough


  • can’t wait to try this with my daughter


  • This is an interesting recipe and I am keen to trial it these holidays. Fingers crossed.


  • This looks like fun! I might have to give this a go with my 3 year old next week!


  • Looks like a great project, and resulting product, for older kids (or adults) who need a little destressing. Thanks.


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